The largest horse parade involved 11,125 horses and their riders and was achieved by the Federation of Mongolian Horse Racing Sport and Trainers (FMHRST) during an event organised by Mr.M.Enkhbold (FMHRST Chairman) and Mr.P.Sergelen (FMHRST Secretary General), in Khui Doloon Khudag, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on 9 August 2013. The parade covered 4 km (2.49 miles). The participants came from each of the 21 provinces of Mongolia. The youngest horseman was Uurtsaih Gerelt-Od, a boy aged 2 years 8 months. The oldest horseman was Mr.Dashchoimbal Gungaadash aged Continue reading →
The largest Mongolian wrestling tournament involved 6,002 participants. It was organized by the Mongolian National Wrestling Federation (Mongolia) and was held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, between 17 and 25 September 2011. The tournament began in Central Stadium at 2 p.m. on 17 September 2011. Wrestlers came from 21 different provinces and 325 “soums” (sub-provinces), with some travelling as far as 1,700 km (1,050 miles) to attend the event.
The longest journey by kite buggy was 1,015 km (630.7 miles) across the Gobi desert and was completed by Pete Ash, Kieron Bradley and Brian Cunningham (all UK) between 5 – 21 September 2004.
The longest horse race in the world is 833.2 km achieved by ‘The Mongol Derby’ (Mongolia) in Binder, Mongolia, on 17 Aug 2010 An allocated vet selected the 23 horses taking part in the race and was responsible for all necessary vet checks. The race took upto 10 days to be fully completed.
The most sparsely populated sovereign country is Mongolia, with a population of 3,133,318 (2011) in an area of 1,564,160 km² (603,930 miles²), giving a density of 2 people to every 1 km² (5.19 people to every 1 mile²)